For seven generations, Wusthof has stuck to three core values: passion, diligence, and perfection. Those values extend to this Wusthof brushed stainless steel honing steel. To ensure that your knives stay beautifully sharp, honing steel should be used regularly. Over time, knives will deteriorate and lose their edge. Honing re-aligns the microscopic teeth in the blade that can’t be seen with the naked eye. By regularly honing your knives, you will maximize the time in between sharpening.